Search Tag: EHR

Executive Health Management

Sustainable healthcare: The Danish model that's streets ahead

2019 26 Feb

Similar to other wealthy developed countries, Denmark is facing challenges from an ageing population with more chronic disease. The problem is aggravated by a younger population whose addiction to fast-food and practice of other unhealthy habits lead to chronic illness.   You might also like: Prepare your hospital for the future... Read more

ICU Management

Man vs. machine in emergency medicine

2018 18 Dec

Emergency medicine is characterised by a high patient flow where timely decisions are essential. Vital signs are of great importance for many decisions made by emergency physicians. Clinical decision support systems (CDSS) have the potential to assist in such decisions but will be dependent on the data quality in electronic health records which... Read more

Executive Health Management

Four-steps to fight back against EHR burnout

2018 27 Mar

Burnout among U.S. physicians seems to have reached epidemic proportions. As shown in several recent studies, nearly half of U.S. practitioners experience burnout, mainly attributed to increased use of EHRs. Physicians are spending more time in front of computer screens instead of interacting with patients. A 2016 study of ambulatory care physicians... Read more

IT Management

Wachter: healthcare complexity means lengthy digitisation process inevitable

2018 13 Mar

Healthcare lags behind other industries when it comes to widespread and effective use of digital tools. That's the observation of Robert Wachter, MD, a healthcare leader who has been critical of health IT's shortcomings. In most industries, widespread digitisation takes 10 to 15 years, according to Dr. Wachter, the chair of the University of California,... Read more

IT Management

Experts argue context matters in healthcare IT security

2017 04 Oct

Protecting sensitive health data and patient records is a challenging task for infosec teams. In a large hospital, for example, multiple users have access to patient data in the electronic health records system (EHR). How do you tell if any of these users is accessing the system with some hidden agenda, such as trying to steal information? It's important... Read more

IMAGING Management

Radiologists as Data Scientists of Medicine

2017 11 Apr

Emerging technologies – such as machine learning and data analytics – will provide enormous opportunities for radiologists to augment and improve the quality of care they provide to their patients, according to a report to appear in Journal of the American College of Radiology. The report urges radiologists to maintain an active role in guiding the... Read more